My new book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints just received its first review from an atheist, courtesy of my friend Todd Seavey, who does me the great honor of likening me to Plato:
[Dawn] reaffirms the wisdom that good character can endure—and be more important even than physical survival—under circumstances that test body and mind alike. From my secular perspective, I'd say the peace she describes saints knowing even in the face of death is akin to the phenomenon Socrates was likely describing when he claimed that no harm can really befall a good man. There are parts of us that attackers cannot ultimately reach.I'll be seeing Todd this Thursday, June 21, at 8 p.m., when he interviews me about My Peace I Give You as part of the Dionysium, his live monthly variety show at Muchmore's, a new bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Muchmore's is at 2 Havemeyer Street, on the corner of North Ninth Street, just three blocks east of Bedford Avenue, which is the very first subway stop into Brooklyn on the L train.
It will be my first time taking part in one of Todd's nightclub events since January 2007, when he hosted a debate between me and author Virginia Vitzthum over the question, "Is chastity a good thing for singles?" As you can see in the video below, I said yes, it is!
To find out where I'll be speaking about this summer about healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints, see the listing of my upcoming events, part of the Patheos Book Club section on My Peace I Give You.